Hale Education, Inc. is a private nonprofit widely recognized for its flagship camps, youth programs, family and community activities, school partnerships, and professional development opportunities. It serves several thousand children and families from 70 Greater Boston communities annually, and invites visitors to enjoy its 1,200 acres of forests, ponds, and meadows in Westwood and Dover, Massachusetts. Hale’s programs and land management practices are the legacy of its founder, Robert Sever Hale, who encouraged people to patronize his property in ways that were “charitable and benevolent in nature…to provide education which will develop intelligent, capable, and responsible citizens.”
Hale believes nature, education, and recreation inspire us to learn, empower us to lead, and challenge us all to create a world in which people, place, and purpose are united.
Stats and Style
- Name: Hale Education, Inc.
- Property: 1,200 acres in Westwood and Dover, MA
- Conservation Status: Westwood Land Trust holds a conservation restriction on Sen Ki (30 acres); the remainder of the property is currently unprotected
- Founded: March 11, 1918 by Robert Sever Hale
- 501(c)(3) Status: Yes
- Board President: Jack Sharry, 2019–Present
- Executive Director: Eric Arnold, 2001–Present
- Annual Operating Budget: $5.375MM
- Endowment: $1.4MM
- Accreditation: American Camp Association, High 5 Adventure
Hale’s logo, word marks, and select photos are available upon request. Email Greg Freed at email@example.com if you need or plan to use these files. Please describe how and when you would like to use them, and include any technical specs (color, transparency, file format, etc.).
Legal References: “Hale Education, Inc.”
Shorthand References: “Hale Education” and “Hale” are preferred; the acronym “HEI” is uncommon and discouraged
Avoid: “Hale Reservation,” the organization’s previous name (officially changed in 2021)